MANUEL PONCE (1882-1948): Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 - Rapsodia Cubana I, Guateque, Suite Cubana, Preludio Cubano, Elegía de la Ausencia, Cubana (Danza de Salón), Moderato malinconico, Scherzino (Homenaje a Debussy), Intermezzo No. 2, Preludios Encadenados, Suite Bitonal.
Catalogue Number: 07T043
Label: Grand Piano
Description: The rash of Cuban titles above stems from the time Ponce lived in Cuba between 1915 and 1917 and absorbed the island's seductive Caribbean sensuality and subtle dances, also expressing melancholic nostalgia for his homeland in the Elegia de la ausencia of 1918. While living in Paris from 1925 to 1933, Ponce explored new compositional techniques, resulting in his own modernist style, as heard in the Suite bitonal which is notable not only for its use of polytonality but its inspired lyricism. Álvaro Cendoya (piano).